Food allergy testing

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runnerinbusan
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Joined: 10/05/2009 - 16:19
Food allergy testing

Does anyone know where I can get tested for food allergies? I think i'm allergic to eggs now and maybe soy. I'm dying over here since I am a veggie and that's all I can eat sometimes. If they speak English, even better but I can bring a Korean friend with me. I live in Busan but would be willing to travel a little bit.

trentonsheridan
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Joined: 03/20/2011 - 03:24
Re: Food allergy testing

I recently discovered I am allergic to dairy and peanuts; my advice, don't waste time and money getting pricked with needles.  I did what my doc suggested, which was to simple stop eating the food for a while (enough time for it to get out of your system, a month at most) then try having it one day and see how you feel.  I stopped dairy and wheat for a few months, felt much better.  then i tried eating wheat again, didn't feel any different. then i ate dairy one day and felt like death.

when you detox from and come back to an allergen the effects are a lot more noticeable.

for peanuts it was even easier.  i noticed i felt bad after eating pad thai one day, figured peanuts were the culprit.  after a few days without peanuts, i ate a bunch, and sure enough, i had a nasty little allergic reaction.


final note: different allergens will have different effects. dairy makes my mucus membranes go into over drive and gives me a nasty cough (gross, i know, sorry) while peanuts give me the classic itchy, red eyes and makes the muscles in my nose and throat close up.  just pay attention to your body, keep a food log and health journal for a while.  i feel better now that i know what my body can and cant take.


ps. might be useful for you to know if you already dont seeing as youre a vegetarian, but most any time you combine a grain and a legume (i.e., beans and rice, corn and beans, lentils and rice) youre gonna get a complete protein.